The Citations Processing Center is available online for users to review and pay their citation securely and conveniently. It can be accessed at www.viewcitation.com 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Users can utilize their home computer, public computer, or mobile devices to view their citation from the website online. Until the citation is paid it will be visible via the Citations Processing Center.
Users who elect to pay their traffic citation online through ViewCitation will have the option to review their violation evidence, court information, and make a payment all in the same place. It’s a simplified process for users and as long as you have your citation handy along with your payment info you can take care of the amount owed quickly and easily.
At the site you will need to enter your Citation Number and PIN number. This information is available on your paper ticket you received. After entering in this info you’ll have access to your entire violation to review and any pertinent court info.
Making a payment to pay your fine requires the use of a Mastercard or Visa credit card. Enter in your credit card details and submit your payment. Payments submitted via the online site are processed within a couple days.
Reasons for Receiving a Citation
The Citations Processing Center mainly deals with citations given by Automated Traffic Enforcement Camera programs. These citations are typically red light or speed violations. Here is some basic information on how each are processed:
Red Light Violations: These type of citations are given to vehicles that have been registered or leased in your name. The automatic camera which in most cases are posted on a traffic signal take a snapshot of your vehicle.
The camera that takes a snapshot of your vehicle is only activated when the traffic light is on RED. It is not on during the amber or green lights. Whenever a vehicle crosses that stop bar which is located previous to running the traffic light and the light is in the midst of changing from amber to red, the Automated Traffic Enforcement Camera automatically turns on and takes 2 snapshots along with recording the entire event.
Speed Violations: These violations are given out when vehicles are traveling over the speed limit in excess. The cameras are posted in certain locations and will automatically detect speeding and will take 2 snapshots of the speeding vehicle while including the date, time, location, and red light length on the photo.
Basic Points to Understand
Citations that are received due to speeding through a traffic stop or running a red light are not considered a traffic ticket but instead a civil citation. It is comparable to a parking ticket but still needs to be paid. If not paid there could be requirements to appear in court.
The civil citation is also not reported to your insurance company and will not go on your driving record. If you feel you received the ticket in error or if there is some type of issue you have with the ticket you can request an Administrative Hearing by calling the Citations Processing Center at 1-855-370-4229 otherwise visit www.viewcitation.com to make your payment.